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    Sad Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    Yesterday I was banned from downloading for 24 hours for using a "download accelerator" I don't even know what that is I download stuff with the same browser I always do, as I mentioned I've never used a download accelerator and don't even know what they do, I use the file manager that came with my computer to download files, it's pretty fast, is that what a download accelerator means, I'll slow down with the downloading if that's what you mean

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    They are not allowed because the server is slowed down because them or something like that, somebody else with a better knowledge should have a better explanation about it.

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    Quote Originally Posted by JoePineapples View Post
    Yesterday I was banned from downloading for 24 hours for using a "download accelerator" I don't even know what that is I download stuff with the same browser I always do, as I mentioned I've never used a download accelerator and don't even know what they do, I use the file manager that came with my computer to download files, it's pretty fast, is that what a download accelerator means, I'll slow down with the downloading if that's what you mean
    A download accelerator is any kind of browser extension that creates multiple simultaneous connections to download files faster. They are strictly forbidden by the terms of service and the system will automatically detect aggressive download accelerators and temporarily ban infringing users from the download area.

    Terms of service :
    IV. Severe infractions

    • IV.3 Using scripts is forbidden.
      Do not use any script to automatically register an account, post or download site content. All of these operations must be done manually.
      Download accelerators and bulk download managers overload the servers and impact the general user experience, so their use is strictly forbidden and will result in your site access being limited or revoked, temporarily or permanently.
      Only VIP members are allowed to use ad blocking add-ons. Our ads are not invasive and allow to provide a free service.
      Infraction = account permanent ban and depending on the severity of the offense, IP ban or IP range ban can also be issued.
    If I were you I would start worrying about it because multiple violations will get you banned on the server level, which means you won't be able to access any page of the site at all.

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    Right, I don't have one , don't need one and it wouldn't work here anyway, but why was I busted for having one?

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    There is no point starting drama, the bans are managed automatically on a lower level, I could not prevent nor lift the bans even if I wanted to.

    All I can do is explain the rules and tell you what's coming for you. If you don't mind losing your site access, then it can't be helped.

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dizzy View Post
    Only VIP members are allowed to use ad blocking add-ons. Our ads are not invasive and allow to provide a free service.
    Infraction = account permanent ban and depending on the severity of the offense, IP ban or IP range ban can also be issued.
    Hmm, not really an adblocker but I use "noscript" and I'm only allowing:

    mugenarchive.com
    ajax.googleapis.com
    bootstrapcdn.com
    cloudflare.com
    googlesyndacation.com

    Can this get me in a warning or ban, waiting for an input...

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    Default "Download accelerator detected"? Does VIP fix this?

    A download accelerator has been detected.

    Aggressive scripts overload the servers and impact the general user experience, so their use is strictly forbidden by the Terms of Service.

    Your IP address has been logged and temporarily banned from the download area. The ban will be lifted in 8 hours, 37 minutes, 7 seconds.

    Multiple violations of the terms of service will result in a permanent ban.



    Okay, I got this a few days ago and again today. Within the last 24 hours, I only downloaded 1 character (Hulk posted in the News forum). I just logged on and realized I am on my second ban. I use google chrome and absolutely no programs to download. I just click download. I use Hamster Zip Archiver to open the files and place them into folders directly after downloading. Does any of this effect anything?

    The first time, I downloaded probably a dozen characters that night (I could not get half of them to work) so I just assumed I downloaded too much too quickly, but in the last two days I only downloaded a single character. Even before the ban, I always try to thumb up and reply to anything I am downloading because I know the feedback helps both the creator and the users.

    So, I am totally willing to do VIP but I am not sure what the actual issue is. VIP says No Bandwidth Limit. Does that mean I will not get "flagged" for downloading? I do not plan on doing hundreds of characters a day, and if I understood what the limitations were, I would work within them. I just would like a moderator or someone who is involved here to help with the issue. Has anyone else ever run into this problem? Thank you to anyone that can reply.

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    Default Re: Banned for what? Download accelerator?!

    To the original poster, did you ever find a reason the ban was triggered? I have been banned twice for the same reason in the last few days. I checked my extensions in Google Chrome and do not have any kind of “download accelerator”. I thought I just downloaded too much the first time (new to the site). The second time I downloaded a single character and the ban triggered. Any help from someone more knowledgeable than my self would be appreciated. I’ll sign up for VIP Pateon the moment I get this figured out and am not scared of being permanently banned. I have made two threads and have not received a reply. I know the guys running this site are super busy so I am trying to be patient.

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    Default Re: "Download accelerator detected"? Does VIP fix this?

    Aggressive scripts are strictly forbidden, period.

    Learn from your mistakes or you'll get permanently banned by the system. There is no point starting drama on the forum, nobody here will be able to prevent or lift your ban.

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    Default Re: "Download accelerator detected"? Does VIP fix this?

    I was never trying to start drama. I was only trying to understand what was happening. I thought maybe with as many users as this site has, someone might have had the same problem and knew a fix for it. I’m not very computer savvy. I’ve tried googling what these were and how to turn them off, but I do not have any programs installed that assist downloading in any way. And I was asking about the Unlimited Bandwidth for VIP as well. I’ll start with a $10 or $20 donation and then do Patreon if I knew that would solve the problem.

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    Default Re: "Download accelerator detected"? Does VIP fix this?

    This isn't a bandwidth issue, aggressive scripts cause excessive stress on the servers CPU resources and downgrade the general user experience. We can't allow anybody to downgrade the experience of all other users.

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    Default Re: "Download accelerator detected"? Does VIP fix this?

    I also had the same problem, I downloaded a single char and it appeared exactly the same as for you, I do not have any download accelerator that I know (if I have it without me I would also like to know how I can remove it to prevent this from happening again ).

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    Default "Download accelerator detected" but I don't have one?

    What does this mean? Like I don't really know how I can prove I don't have something like that in place, but I really don't, I mean for files like 2mb why would I lol.
    It makes me sad.

    EDIT: It's ok I can just change IP is that allowed?
    Last edited by dot hash; 8th October 2018 at 02:15.

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    Default "Download Accelerator Detected" Issue

    I am new to this site, and I am honestly glad I found it because I am currently doing a new MUGEN build after awhile. However, I have received a THREE day ban on downloading files because apparently I used a "download accelerator". I have never even heard of this until I've came across a couple of posts explaining about it, and I do not have any sort of thing that can do this. Just to explain what happened prior to the ban; I wanted to download a screenpack, clicked on download, had to log into my account, clicked the back button on my browser a couple of times because I thought my page froze, then I received the ban. What gives?

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    Default Re: "Download Accelerator Detected" Issue

    Whatever the case may be, you should be cautious.

    It could be a browser extension or a running application that triggered the message. It could be the browser you're using. Or even your clicking habits (you did say you clicked the back button a few times). Anything that could possibly create multiple/simultaneous connections to the site. Only you know what's going on with your computer; I doubt anyone here will be able to answer this question.

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    Default Re: "Download Accelerator Detected" Issue

    According to our specialist, there is no way anything other than an aggressive script can trigger the ban. So unless you can prove your claims, we're going to assume any post like this is plain drama. To prove your claims, post a stream showcasing the issue with no browser addon.

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    Question Download accelerator?

    So i was trying to download a character,but the download button wasnt working,so i refreshed the page,and a message saying that a "download accelerator was detected" appeared,and now i cant access the "downloads" tab for a week.

    Can anyone explain?

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    Default Re: Download accelerator?

    Same thing happened to me. I donated to this website and yet I've been accused of using whatever that is. I hope they fix this.

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    Default Re: Download accelerator?

    Our developers have investigated the logs, and they say the product works as intended. It was tested on the most popular non-modified browsers and human activity could never trigger a ban. People who got banned were violating the terms of service with aggressive and automatic connections that have a very negative impact on general user experience.

    If you really got banned with a non-modified browser then you should contact the developers to let them know that their browser has a very aggressive behavior, and that it got you banned from a website.

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    Default Re: Download accelerator?

    So it's the internet browser i'm using thats causing this?

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